Research Toolkit

Prepare Grant Proposal and Submit Application for Funding

Plan for your submission deadlines

SPA's deadline policy 
At the University of Minnesota, proposals must be delivered to the Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) at least five working days prior to the sponsor's deadline.

SPA's deadline calculator
Find your submission deadline.

Developing your proposal

Proposal development guide applicant tools and tips

NIH biographical sketch format

NIH grants: Process overview

  • NIH Extramural Nexus provides regular updates on NIH grants policies and activities that impact the entire grants community.
  • NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR) is the portal for NIH grant applications and their review for scientific merit; use this resource to:
    • Learn more about the NIH peer-review process
    • Understand how applications are assigned to a study section

NIH guide to planning your application

NIH "All About Grants" podcast

Submitting your proposal

Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) 
SPA is the University's system-wide office authorized to submit research proposals and receive awards from external sources on behalf of the Board of Regents.

More information

Standard Institutional Information 
For University grant applications.

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